What to wear? What to eat? When it comes to becoming more eco-friendly it’s hard to know where to start. Though one thing is for sure, every little effort helps. Looking for inspiration on how to do your bit for the planet? You’re in the right place. Here are some simple ways for how you can adopt an eco-conscious lifestyle.
Sleep like a hero
Bedtime may not be the first place you think of when it comes to saving the planet, though there are some easy eco-friendly switches that can turn you into an overnight hero. (And get a better night’s sleep while you’re at it.) What duvet do you choose to roll yourself up in for a start? If you want to keep all the snuggle and comfort while adding some natural benefits for your skin and kip, buying a bamboo duvet could be the answer. The popularity of bamboo is partly down to its sustainable credentials. The wonder plant can grow up to 4 feet a day and is incredibly durable, though it is the softness of the fabric that makes it one of the worlds most in-demand fabrics for bedding. Bamboo is also temperature intuitive and moisture-wicking… Goodbye sweaty nights. Heroes deserve a cool, comfortable night sleep, right?
Try the eco-friendly diet
What we put on our plates can do more than change our bodies. Our diets have changed the planet. Food production is the greatest driver of wildlife loss, certainly food for thought. The good news is we can all play a part in making it a difference bite by bite. Eating more plants is a delicious way to start. Not only does adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet deliver an abundance of healthy vitamins (hello healthy glow) it puts less stress on the livestock industry which generates nearly 15% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. When you’re next browsing the supermarket, try and opt for sustainably produced products. From seafood to coffee, many brands offer eco-friendly alternatives to your favourite items. Set yourself a goal of going vegan three times a week. A few simple changes will keep you and the planet healthy! Eat up.
Get your daily steps
Tempting as it is to hop in a car or book that uber, switching to walking for shorter journeys not only burns off the cake… It will help protect biodiversity. Car’s, planes and yep even buses all contribute to emissions and pollution. Though we can all make a difference by choosing to travel more consciously. Wrap yourself up warm and take trips to the shops on foot, every mile you walk over driving will give your health a boost and help decrease greenhouse gases by a whopping 75%. There is nothing more magical than nature, protecting it is in our hands (and feet actually) so get those trainers by the door and aim to get your daily steps in. Together we can walk, run and bike our way to a greener future.
Go green on beauty
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle means taking a look in the bathroom cabinet! Everything from your bedtime creams to your lippie comes with a carbon footprint, Though choosing natural alternatives is getting easier. Many brands are recognising that using natural ingredients is not only great for your skin, but the products are also far more sustainable for our planet. Give your beauty routine a green refresh next time you need to top up. Taking an eco-conscious approach to what you put on your skin will keep you and our world looking beautiful!
Making changes to how we live takes time, learning and staying curious are important parts of the process. However you choose to make your lifestyle more eco-friendly, your efforts are sure to make the planet smile!